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A bowl of Streusel Topping on a light wooden background.
5 from 4 votes

Streusel Topping

This streusel topping is made with 6 ingredients and takes just 5 minutes to make! Sprinkle this streusel recipe over muffins, quick breads, cakes, or eat it plain! It's delicious!
Prep Time: 4 mins
Cook Time: 1 min
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar - packed, light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon - if you want a more pronounced cinnamon flavor add 2 teaspoons
  • 1/2 cup oats - (optional) or chopped nuts


  • Place butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Once melted stir in remaining ingredients with a fork and stir until evenly combined. 
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks. Or place in the freezer and remove when ready to use.


Use over cakes, coffee cakes, muffins, pies, cookies. This is enough to top about 18 muffins or cover an 8x8 inch cake. If you want to cover a 9x13 I suggest 1.5x the recipe. 
Can store in the freezer in a ziplock bag to use at a later time. (Perfect for holidays like prepping for Thanksgiving... can make this in advance and then pull it out of the freezer and use atop pies or whatever you need!)


Calories: 2282kcal (114%), Carbohydrates: 334g (111%), Protein: 26g (52%), Fat: 97g (149%), Saturated Fat: 59g (295%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 25g, Trans Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 244mg (81%), Sodium: 1444mg (60%), Potassium: 603mg (17%), Fiber: 10g (40%), Sugar: 161g (179%), Vitamin A: 2842IU (57%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 234mg (23%), Iron: 12mg (67%)